On every street corner, you see "Da Vinci - Fact or Fiction?" or "Read the Book - Skip the Movie" or "40 Days of Da Vinci". The churches are betting on this thing becoming a blockbuster, and then leveraging their angst about the movie into a compelling series.
There's just one problem. Apparently, the movie stinks. Consider the following news article.
For 'Da Vinci,' the thrill is gone:Understand, I'm no fan of the book or movie, and from what I read it contains some pretty antiChristian elements. Likewise, I think the church has a voice into cultural things and should speak up more rather than less. I just find it interesting that the Christian subculture is so poised to enter the arena with what may turn out to be a paper tiger.
"'The Da Vinci Code,' the film version of Dan Brown's enormous best-seller, should have been the thinking person's thrill ride..... But 'The Da Vinci Code' isn't thrilling."
What if millions have pastors have bet the next four Sunday mornings on compelling reactions to a film that, in the end, is no more important than Ishtar?